Mollie's Adventures

Learning something new everyday

Algae forming

Fun fact of the day…

Sloths have grooved fur that allows algae to grow there, giving the animals a green tint that helps camouflage them in the forest. Plus, they can nibble on the algae for added “greens.” Yum!

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-two-toed_sloth.html

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Sloth fur

Fun fact of the day…

Sloths spend so much time upside down that they are the only mammal whose fur is parted running belly to back to allow water to run off quickly during rainstorms

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-two-toed_sloth.html

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Lots of sleep

Fun fact of the day…

Sloths sleep 15 to 18 hours per day and (slowly) look for food the rest of the day.

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-two-toed_sloth.html

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Sloth

Fun fact of the day…

Sloths are surprisingly good swimmers, they sometimes fall directly from rain forest trees into rivers and stroke efficiently with their long arms.

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/two-toed-sloth/

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